Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, one of the world’s most iconic palace hotels, is writing a new page in its history and the crown jewel of the hotel’s metamorphosis is the creation of Suite Prince Rainier III, the largest suite in Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo in terms of interior space, which was inaugurated by H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco and H.S.H Princess Stephanie of Monaco. After the revelation of the Suite Princess Grace, this exceptional suite pays tribute to the "Prince builder" to whom Monaco owes its transformation into a leading luxury destination.
A "Rooftop Villa", the jewel in the crown of the new Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo
To complete the transformation that was initiated in 2014, Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo reunites the Principality’s most iconic couple – Princess Grace and Prince Rainier. Suite Princesse Grace, inspired by the timeless elegance of Grace of Monaco, is now joined by Suite Prince Rainier III, the largest suite in the hotel in terms of interior spaces, with 600 m² of refined luxury. This rooftop Suite is a unique creation with an additional 135 m² of exterior space offering breath-taking views over the mythical Place du Casino.
The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Prince Rainier III, who reigned for 56 years, loved and respected by the people, left his mark on Monaco at so many levels: economic, political, social, educational, scientific, sport, cultural. Under his guidance, Monaco experienced a period of unprecedented expansion, including its admission as a Member State into the United Nations in 1993. Today, the Principality is a dream destination for people the world over.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo held a special place in the life of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace. In 1956, their wedding breakfast was served at the hotel; 20 years later, they celebrated their wedding anniversary there; and in 1974, Prince Rainier celebrated the 25th year of his reign at the hotel with great pomp. Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo now pays tribute to Prince Rainier, giving his name to this new, exceptional Suite that harmoniously combines the classical luxury of noble and precious materials with contemporary design, creating a space that is light and cosy with clean lines and a warm atmosphere.
Designed by Richard Martinet, the Suite has been created using the best in French and Italian craftsmanship: straw marquetry; leather headboards; textured paints and decorative elements made in the workshops of artisans. The lights were also specially created for the Suite from original designs. Photos, paintings and some of Prince Rainier’s personal effects add a personal and intimate feel to the Suite. Sculptures by the Sovereign provide the final flourish to the interiors scheme, creating a unique experience in the heart of the Principality.
The 525 m² Suite Prince Rainier III includes two bedrooms, a large main lounge with a bar area, a smaller lounge and a library, a dining room and an office space. It can be extended to 600 m² with a third connecting room. Each bedroom has a private bathroom with a steam room shower, a blend of brightness, marble and transparency. The Suite also contains a glass-walled sauna that opens onto the Mediterranean sky.
The Suite opens onto a superb 135 m² split-level terrace overlooking Place du Casino. The first level is home to a heated infinity edge swimming pool measuring 10m x 3.70m. The pool is framed on either side by a staircase that leads to the lower level terrace offering unrivalled views over Place du Casino and from where guests can enjoy the permanent show that is the vibrant heart of Monaco… without being seen! An excellent location from which to experience the thrill of Monaco’s annual F1 Grand Prix in May.
The Suite offers a set of tailor-made luxury services provided by a dedicated team of private Clefs d’Or concierges at the entire disposal of guests of the Suite. Valets, housekeepers, cooks, sommeliers and maîtres d’hôtel are also committed to making the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo experience totally unforgettable. Each guest is welcomed at the airport or heliport, with welcome gifts and personalised touches. Guests also have access to bespoke treatments at the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo in winter and a beachfront tent on Monte-Carlo Beach in summer. Suite Prince Rainier III is available on request, at a rate of €35,000 / €45,000 per night depending on the season.
Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo writes a new page in its history
In 2019, the iconic Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo is to start a new chapter of its story, fully re-opening its 209 rooms and suites, after 4 years of unparalleled transformation and refurbishment. Unveiling a fully redesigned guest experience, through a complete makeover of its existing venues and the introduction of brand-new facilities – among which 2 exceptional suites, a fine jewellery courtyard, and ÔMER, the new Mediterranean brasserie by Alain Ducasse, the Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo significantly furthers Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer founder’s dream of “a hotel surpassing every creation until now” and continues the narrative into the 21st century : “The stage to create your own story.”
About Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer
Since 1863, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has been offering a unique Art of Living, a one-of-a-kind resort with four casinos, including the prestigious Casino de Monte-Carlo, four hotels (Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo, Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, Monte-Carlo Beach, Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort), the Thermes Marins Monte-Carlo spa, dedicated to well-being and preventive health, 30 restaurants including five that together have seven Michelin Guide stars. A hub of night-life, the Group offers an incredible selection of events, including the Monte-Carlo Sporting Summer Festival and the Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival. At the end of 2018, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is completing four years of transformation works dedicated to Hôtel de Paris Monte-Carlo and to the creation of a new district around Place du Casino, One Monte-Carlo, with luxury accommodation, shops, restaurants and a conference centre. The vision of Groupe Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer for 2020 is to make Monte-Carlo the most exclusive experience in Europe.